Paavo Nurmi is a finish long distance runner. Today, he may not be as famous as Nokia, but he did a lot to make Finland known in the world in this time.It all happened during the 1920s, Finland had just gained its independence from Russia(in 1917) and was working hard to establish its place among the concert of free nations.During those 10 short years, Paavo Nurmi dominated middle and long distance track and field races, winning no less than 9 gold medals and 3 silver medals in 3 Olympic :
Paavo Nurmi died in 1973 and was honored with a state funeral.
‘Success in sport as in almost anything comes from devotion. The athlete must make a devotion of his specialty.’ – Paavo NurmiSee also : All the marathons held in FinlandThe photo of the Paavo Nurmi statue that stands near the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki has been take by Rod Monkey.Where will you run your next marathon ?